The Cosmos of the Yucatec Maya traces the implications of a previously unrecognized image of the solar year in the Madrid Codex to find new meanings in the Dresden Codex and the Maya calendar system and a regional settlement organization in Yucatan.
A History of Maya Activism in Guatemala, 1960-1990
By Betsy Konefal
$29.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-4865-4 November 2010
By following indigenous organizing experiences at multiple levels--local, regional, national, and international--this book explores how some Mayas became involved in political activism and opposition to a repressive state.
While most historians have argued that Díaz's reign owed its longevity to extralegal activities and personal appeals to loyalty, this study examines Díaz's successful manipulation of cults of the dead, hero cults, and national memory to shape the perception of his leadership.